Veterans Memorial Park
Located in the northwest corner of Kennedy Park, south of the Children's Forest, the concrete pathway leading to Badger Lake is lined with over one hundred flowering trees. Engraved black granite markers are placed at the base of each tree. Overlooking the lake is an amphitheater with seating to reflect upon those who have given so much to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. At the lower level of the amphitheater, engraved pavers are placed. The granite markers and pavers are available for sponsorship to honor those that have served or memorialized those who have died. In addition to the pavers and engraved markers, any veteran Wounded in Action, Missing in Action, Killed in Action, or Purple Heart recipient will have their name placed on a granite stone located near the amphitheater. Flags representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard join the United States, Iowa and POW/MIA flags at the edge of the pavers.
Amphitheater and Shelter Rental/Day $100.00. Military rental is free.
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Open Shelter and Amphitheater open April 1st - Veteran's Day
Secondary park gates close November 11th - walk-in only